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Crime report for July 25
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
Wisconsin police officer admits to using police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters
Chisholm man dies in crash involving two semis
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
BASEBALL: Bemidji Centaurs win sub-state, head to Legion state tourney
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU reveals 2016-17 schedule
GOLF: Birchmont even bigger this year with more than 300 set to compete
James "Jim" Sperling
Charlotte "Char" Clark
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
May 17, 2016
VIDEO: Sons of Norway celebrate Syttende Mai
The Syttende Mai celebration was held at Skogfjorden, the Norwegian camp at Concordia Language Village. The event was hosted by the Bemidji Sons...
May 17, 2016 - 8:32pm
April 25, 2016
Viking ship to sail from Norway to Minnesota
A 115-foot oaken sailing craft with an ominous dragon for a figurehead was ready to set sail from Haugesund, Norway on Sunday en route to Duluth...
April 25, 2016 - 3:13pm
October 18, 2015
Lefse Festival set for Nov. 5 at Sanford Center
BEMIDJI -- The 2015 Annual Lefse Festival sponsored by Bemidji Sunrise Rotary will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE. Past winners vying for the 2015 Lefse Cook-Off Championship title include Jay Seitz, Angie Jensen with Julie...
October 18, 2015 - 12:09am
November 12, 2013
Art Lee: Skogfjorden village not just for young people
Bemidji’s Concordia Language Villages, located some 12 miles northeast of Bemidji on Turtle River Lake, are owned and run by Concordia College of Moorhead and are now celebrating their 50th year. The villages have attracted thousands of students from literally all over the world....
November 12, 2013 - 12:37pm
June 10, 2013
Arland Fiske: The “Primstav” — old Norse calendar
I had to visit Haakon’s Hall (Haakonshallen), a medieval castle in Bergen, to learn why my father always had his corn planted by May 15. The most fascinating part of the visit was to see a woolen tapestry 80 feet long and 42 inches wide. Sigrun Berg completed it in 1961. Normally...
June 10, 2013 - 8:50am
January 11, 2013
Arland Fiske: City Hall in Oslo, Norway, special place to visit
Oslo has so many places of beauty and interest. When I’ve walked along Karl Johansgate (pronounced Johans-GAH-tah), the street that leads from the palace to the parliament building, a good and strange feeling comes over me. It’s where the Syttende Mai (May 17) parade takes place...
January 11, 2013 - 7:08pm
January 5, 2013
Arland Fiske: A look at the Oslo Cathedral
It was not until my adult years that I learned why my home congregation in Colfax, N.D., was named “Our Saviour’s,” “Vor Frelsers Menighed” in Norwegian. It was named after the cathedral in Oslo. The original Our Saviour’s Church, consecrated on Nov. 7, 1697, replaced...
January 5, 2013 - 11:14pm
January 1, 2013
Arland Fiske: Church life in Norway
There are three significant periods in Norway’s church life: the High Middle Ages (1000-1300), The Reformation, era beginning in 1536, and the Modern Period, from about 1800. Norway became a part of “Christendom” through the conquest of King Olaf Haraldson (“St. Olaf”) starting...
January 1, 2013 - 12:38am
December 21, 2012
Arland Fiske: ‘News from Norway’
“News from Norway” used to mean a letter from the “Old Country” to the family in the “New World.” oday it is a newsletter issued 10 times a year by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The newsletter is available on request without cost. This publication has...
December 21, 2012 - 7:13pm
November 30, 2012
Halvdan the Black
“Halvdan the Black” (820)-860?) seems a strange name to our ears. Halvdan means “half Dane.” His mother, Asa, was a Danish princess. His father descended from the royal Swedish family of the Ynglings and was king of Vestfold in southern Norway. He was called “black” because...
November 30, 2012 - 6:40pm
November 25, 2012
Arland Fiske: The Ola and Per comics
From 1918 to 1935, Peter Julius Rosendahl (1878- 1942), a farmer from Spring Grove, Minn., produced the comic series “Ola og Per” (“Ole and Peter”). It had a large readership, even though produced only in off-seasons. The first newspaper to carry the series was the Decorah-...
November 25, 2012 - 10:53pm
November 16, 2012
Arland Fiske: Norway honors General Jones
In the Student Union Building at Minot State University, there is a room dedicated to the honor of Gen. David C. Jones, United States Air Force. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1978-1982, the highest military position of the United States. Ken Robertson, retired...
November 16, 2012 - 8:27pm
October 12, 2012
Arland Fiske: The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II
The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen Maud was an English princess. The Queen of Sweden was from...
October 12, 2012 - 8:11pm
So, you want to make a million dollars
The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen...
October 12, 2012 - 8:05pm
September 28, 2012
Arland Fiske column: The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants
World War I not only broke up the German Empire, but also brought an end to the dream of a “New Norway” in the United States. I grew up in the aftermath of those days and remember the heated discussions that went on in the Norwegian-American communities. The earliest immigrants...
September 28, 2012 - 9:59pm